Testimonials - Construction

Read what our clients and candidates say about the experience of working with On Target Recruitment.

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CLIENTS

I’m writing this email as I wanted to make you aware that we are delighted with the level of service Ricky Angel has provided the Zumtobel Group team managers with sourcing candidates for quite varied job roles over the past few months. Ricky has always been true to his word, and made the effort to contact and update the business were necessary. We have been able to fill roles with ease and with exceptional candidates thanks to Ricky’s continued effort and support. If you could pass on this praise that would be great, I’m sure he’s working hard now filling some roles we have recently passed across but all in all, a great service from On Target.
Danielle Blinco, Temporary Human Resources Advisor - Thorn and Zumtobel

Daniel has been extremely astute in finding new sales people for Solarlux in the UK. He has provided me with superb candidates, and has been supportive during every step of the recruitment process.
Martijn Venema, Commercial Director - Solarlux France, UK & Ireland

Dan has been by far, the best recruiter I have worked with both as a client and as more recently a candidate.His communication is second to none and keeps you in the loop at every stage .Whether the feedback is disappointing or good news, he picks the phone up and tells you. I would recommend Dan to anyone looking for a high class recruiter and he will be the first person I pick the phone up to should I be looking for staff in future.
Paul Davis, Channel Manager - Retail, Whirlpool Corporation

Have used Lisa to help find the right sales people for our business will great results each time.
Neil Martin, Sales and Commercial Director - Moores Furniture Group

I have worked successfully alongside On Target and Lisa for many years across two businesses. Since I joined Elta, Liam and Lisa have maintained excellent levels of service and continuously delivered high calibre candidates throughout our 2015 recruitment campaign. We will continue to work alongside On Target in 2016 onwards, and I would never hesitate to recommend them as a specialist sales recruitment partner.
Mat Axford - Elta Fans Ltd

In my capacity of Chief Executive and Managing Director of various companies over the 14 years I have known Steve and his team they have been consistently the best in finding me high quality individuals from Directors to Technical salespeople. They take the time to get to know you and your company so you only see people that are likely to be a' good fit'. It feels like a personal service because that's what it is.
Barrie Compton, Director - Compact Lighting Ltd

As a market leading manufacturer of building products, as you would expect, Kingspan Insulation Ltd are approached by numerous Head Hunters and Recruitment Consultants who claim to offer genuinely defined candidates for positions within our field sales teams. On Target, and particularly Lisa Spiteri, have consistently backed up those claims with a steady flow of quality individuals for various opportunities and as a result remain a key supplier to our organisation.
Dean Buttle, National Sales Manager - Kingspan Insulation Ltd

We have used On Target for many years now and the main reason has been the service that Steve Oldroyd has always given us. Contrary to the practice of many recruitment agencies, Steve has never ever knowingly put before us a candidate who is unsuitable for the position. If we require somebody, he spends time researching our exact requirements. He always phones us after an interview to see how we got on and generally looks after us until we have the right candidate.
G B Baker, Chairman - CD (UK) Ltd

On Target Recruitment and Lisa Spiteri understand me and my business needs and quickly put the right candidates forward for me to review. Having worked with OTR in a number of previous positions, I am pleased to continue my relationship with this business as it continues to deliver.
Paul Jones, Director - UK & Eire - FOAMGLAS

I have always found On Target Recruitment to be very efficient and adept at understanding our needs, paying particular attention to ensuring that only the highest level of candidate is presented for interview. With Lisa's knowledge of the construction Industry we have worked together to successfully fill many sales vacancies across all areas of our business'
Howard Ball, Sales Director - Impey UK

Having enjoyed an extremely fruitful working relationship with Lisa Spiteri and On Target for a number of years with many successes, I would highly recommend their services for any recruitment process. Their interaction from start to finish, including candidate selection, has proved invaluable, especially given the aggressive timescales I have had to work to. This has not hindered On-Target; indeed they have always risen to the challenge and have provided numerous quality candidates who have all enjoyed successful careers within N&C Phlexicare.
David Lewis, National Sales Manager - N&C Phlexicare

At Moores Furniture Group, we pride ourselves on recruiting high quality trainees or experienced sales people into the organisation. For my part, I have had many years of dealing with Lisa Spiteri as well as the other members of the team and have been constantly impressed with the quality of candidates put in front of us for positions at all levels. Unlike some consultants, the team at On Target spend time in pre-selection which makes our jobs so much easier at interview stage.
Steve Johnson - Moores Furniture Group Ltd

On Target continued to play a part in the introductions after interviews had taken place and followed through during the offer stage to ensure the candidates were happy to accept our offers.
Chris Bailey, National Sales Manager - Formica Limited

I am writing to thank you for all of your efforts in fulfilling our recruitment needs. We have always found you to be very helpful, friendly and to have provided a professional service. Once again thank you for all your efforts.
Amanda Ellis, HR Advisor (Business Support) - Schneider Electric Ltd

CANDIDATES

I just wanted to send a quick note regarding Leigh Birchenough who has recently helped with a new job search for me. Leigh has been brilliant in assisting and finding a job for me. He went above and beyond in terms of calls and general interactions, not least due to clients contacting him with offers for me at silly-o'clock on various occasions! He helped me to achieve record interview numbers and physical job offers from multiple companies, through his unique co-ordination and skills. Genuinely, he has been a pleasure to work with and a great reflection on your company (and industry) - I have dealt with many recruiters with mixed feedback in the past but Leigh has really been unique in his approach and dedication in his role and remit.
Chris Sercombe

After an extended period away from the UK living and working overseas, taking into account my location abroad while searching for opportunities, my circumstances required additional support navigating the seemingly daunting task of successfully re-entering into the UK workplace. From the initial introductory conversations, Leigh rose to the challenge, with determination, and vigour. In a very short space of time my CV was in front of potential employers, and more importantly, the key decision makers, creating a wave of interest in my particular skill set. During the whole search process, Leigh maintained consistently high standards of professionalism, often making me feel as though I was his one and only client. Due to substantial time differences, due to my location, we would often communicate out of normal working hours, including weekends. At no time during these conversations did I feel that I was an interruption to his day. There is absolutely no doubt that without the exceptional levels of guidance and support that Leigh consistently demonstrated, I most certainly would not have been able to ultimately secure a letter of offer back in the UK. Leigh`s professionalism facilitating the entire recruitment process, from the beginning to successful conclusion, was outstanding. Effort and engagement such as this, is not common within today's workplace and therefore I feel compelled to forward this testimonial, recognising Leigh's unique “pride in ownership”. This is a reflection of the culture and protocols that define On Target Recruitment, an organisation that obviously takes pride in striving to achieve standards of excellence above the norm. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending On Target Recruitment to colleagues and clients.
Austin Hobson

Please can you pass on my thanks to Chris Comley for all his support in helping me through the process of trying to secure a role with CTD. I really appreciated his guidance, especially in preparation for each interview and for the way he contacted me regularly throughout the whole process. Needless to say, I was absolutely stunned when I did not get the job and I could tell that Chris was disappointed too. Between us we thought that I had secured the role. Please pass on my thanks for all his support. I am sorry for all concerned that this role did not come off.
Adam Spurgeon

I have just been placed into an exciting position with WFSenate by Leigh Birchenough-Richards. As a 46 year old salesman I have been around sales for many years and have only ever used BMS, however after contacting Leigh I soon realised that On Target Recruitment are a far superior organisation and I actually contacted BMS and had them remove me from their books. Leigh has contacted me on a regular basis and kept me updated with all the Interviews I have attended, informed me on roles coming in and emailed me links for solid preparation for each interview. He also had another final interview lined up for me this coming Tuesday before I accepted the offer from WFSenate. I have many sales friends and will recommend your company to them all, and should I ever be seeking employment again, I will only contact Leigh. I wanted to email this as I know people generally only contact senior Management to complain.
Jon Eeles

My offer of employment in the past has always been through networking or contacts as I have never found any useful help from anyone in the recruitment market - empty promises and no communication. From the very start of my conversations with Leigh I found that he quickly understood what I was looking for and found exactly who I should be speaking to. I will certainly recommend On Target to any of my clients or colleague.
Terry Shemwell

I worked with Ed when seeking graduate entry employment in a new industry. Throughout the recruitment process Ed was highly conscientious, articulate, genuine and caring. He shows genuine regard for my ambitions and thoroughly analysed my needs to ensure his resourcing of roles was efficient. Ed contacted me several times throughout the process to ensure I was prepared and informed at every step; he even considered smaller touches like wishing me luck before interview. These little 'touches' made the job search so much more pleasurable and a stressful time became a lot more manageable. Having been successful at University, I was contacted by a very large amount of recruitment agencies, but none came close to my dealings with Ed. He was highly personable, very approachable and a pleasure to work with when finding a role. Ed was not pushy and did not try to force positions on me, but managed to get his point across to me effectively to help me gain clarity in my career search. Ed is a very well rounded professional, and any candidate lucky enough to encounter him will be very fortunate. I cannot recommend Ed highly enough and his enthusiasm paired with his professional ability, makes him a valuable asset to any employer.
Gregory Vaughan - Sales Representative, CEMEX UK

Sarah placed me in my current role and I thought her professionalism was excellent throughout the whole process. Sarah's dedication from first contact to the last interview was extremely professional/genuine which is very rare within the recruitment industry. This dedication from start to finish ultimately contributed to me landing the role. I would definitely recommend Sarah for any recruitment needs within the construction industry, I wish her all the best.
Haydon Zaccaria - Territory Manager, James Hardie Building Products

I just wanted to send you a short note to thank you for all of your hard work in finding me a new position at Nichols & Clarke. I am over the moon to be offered the position and cannot thank you enough for all you have done. I would recommend you and your company to anyone I know in sales looking for a new position. If I ever get the chance to come to your office I will buy you lunch! Once again thank you.
Eric Glover

Just a quick email to say a massive thank you to one of your Consultants, Liam Newton. Right from the start when he called to offer a Skype interview right through to the end when he then offered me a job, he was superb! He was always ready to talk, always called me back and gave me great advise and useful pointers for the interview. He has transformed my life for the better, and I can't thank him enough.
Chris Brown

Hello Steve, I hope you don’t mind me contacting you, I got your details from your website. I was recently approached by Liam Newton regarding a role at Big Foot Systems, which I am very pleased to have been offered and start next month. As my CV has been on several job sites I have been contacted by quite a few recruiters, however many seem to take an approach involving hard sales tactics, sending mass emails to hundreds of unsuitable potential applicants from their database of CV’s in the hope of finding a good fit. My experience with your company and with Liam in particular has been excellent and I now have a new job that is perfect for me and that I doubt I would have found myself. Liam was always happy to talk around my working hours, even on his mobile at weekends, and helped me to prepare for the interviews in a thorough and professional manner.I’ve thanked him myself but wanted to pass on my experience to you as I would hope someone would do the same should the situation be reversed. Your client (and my new boss) also seems very pleased with his services and I’m sure will continue to come to him in the future.
Ashley ten Wolde

Hi Steve, I wanted to send an email to share my experience with On Target to yourself. I applied for a role within Trane UK that was being handled through yourselves, within 20 minutes of applying I received a call from Vanessa Burrows that works within the Building Services team and from the moment she dealt with my application she was fantastic. She always provided positive and complimentary help. This role required 3 separate interviews and was a challenging experience and throughout all of it Vanessa kept me informed and dealt with everything in a caring and support way. Regardless of whether I am successful with this role I felt it necessary to get in touch with you and tell you that she is a massive asset to your company and I am sure she will provide many successful future candidates and because of this I will send any colleagues looking for a new job On Target's way.
Ivan Hurst

Dear Mr Oldroyd, Please forgive me for writing to you directly but I would like to bring to your attention the work ethics of one of your employees - Mr Daniel Higgins. Although I have never had the opportunity to meet Daniel personally, his professionalism, courtesy and attention to detail have been second to none and his information gathering techniques and phone manner can only be described as excellent. In the past I have dealt with many recruitment agencies and experienced many people who just appear to be claiming a wage at the end of the month with no care or empathy for the person looking to advance their career. In the case of Daniel, the whole experience is personal and you can tell he genuinely cares and enjoys his role working for you. Although I can not reward Daniel for his efforts, I do believe in praise where praise is due and would like to thank him for all of his support and On Target Recruitment as a company for leading the way in an industry that has a lot of bad press.
Paul Maguire

When I first encountered On Target, I thought that it was just another sales call from another recruiter but I was soon proved WRONG! You guided me through the process to the point of me getting my ideal career. You were professional throughout and really helped me with my preparation as I was really quite nervous. I would DEFINITELY recommend On Target as the service I received was far and beyond the normal realms! Many thanks.
Allan Garland

Ben, Just a quick email to firstly say, a huge 'thank you' for getting me into my current role. Over the last week I have been getting to know my team, the way the company works with design & how it is transferred to manufacture. There is a huge curve in terms of understanding the product range, company offer and all the terminology within this industry, however, I am really looking foward to the challenge. Again thanks
Jamie Barnard

I just want to thank you for the professional manner in which you handled my long journey into the new career I am about to embark upon. Whilst we have never met, I feel that your professional approach served me very well as reminders and prompts to remain professional and closing at every step. I enjoyed your almost embarrassed reminders, given that I am of senior experience and years, and I have to say these stabilised me in each interview and I closed as desired and overcame every objection. Pin this on your brag wall, I am very pleased with every step and look forward to meeting to celebrate my new job. Thanks very much, all the best,
Steve Harman

Many thanks for finding me my new career. From my first interview to signing contracts all happened within 4 days. You took the time to understood my requirements perfectly and I cannot recommend you highly enough. Many thanks for everything.
Justin Wilson

I would just like to say how satisfied I am with the service provided by your agent Karryn Bache (Bickell) throughout my job search. These days people are only too quick to criticise but I hope that you will be able to recognise her achievements. She has worked tirelessly on my behalf and had secured me an interview this week. In the meantime I have been offered a position, which I have accepted yesterday so will no longer have the necessity to utilise this service but would like to thank her kindly for all her efforts and wish Karryn and your agency every success in the future. Karryn has been exceptional.
Steve Andrews

Hi Karryn, Just dropping you a quick line. I today received confirmation that my 6 month probation is over and that my manager is incredibly happy with how I am taking to the new industry and very pleased with some changes made within the team - now hiring 2 new sales advisors to keep up with the new volume of enquiries! I just want to say a massive thank you, now in a job that I really enjoy. So thanks again for all your help and I will certainly be making contact with you whenever we need to fill a more senior position!
Sam McKenzie

Hello Lisa, I just want to tell you and your management team about Chris. He is a good worker, he prepared me very well for my interview, calling me constantly to keep me informed about my interview. He also always kept on top of things with regards to any information. If everyone did their job the way Chris does then everyone would have a job! I have a wonderful new job thanks to Chris. Keep up the good work!
Marie White

Hi Steve, I really appreciate all the help your Consultant, Chris Comley has given me during my job search. He has generously shared your expertise and experience with me and I truly appreciate the support and the networking contacts he has given me during this time. I have had two interviews, which I was properly prepped and ready for. I was talked through and helped with finding locations for interviews, resulting in me getting the job! I truly appreciate the time Chris has spent to help me.
Keruy Edwards

"I know I said how pleased I was with the effort and hard work that Robyn was giving to helping find me suitable employment when we spoke before my interview with Nuaire. However, I would like to confirm in writing that Robyn has continued to be excellent in what had developed into quite a difficult and complicated situation. At all times Robyn has been professional and polite, she had also been very persistent in a gentle way! I am proud to have Robyn currently representing me and helping me find employment, as I am sure you are to have Robyn as part of your team. Thank you".
Michael